21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Jemez Springs
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Granbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument.

Plan my day in Alamogordo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dallas to Alamogordo is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Alamogordo. Traveling from Dallas in May, Alamogordo is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
White Sands Missle Range Museum ©
White Sands Missle Range Museum
New Mexico Museum of Space History ©
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Doe Mountain Trail and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bear Mountain Trail, stop by Kachina House, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Alamogordo to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Alamogordo in May, you will find days in Sedona are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Moro Rock. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mount Whitney Trail and then hike along Big Trees Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sedona in June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley View and Four Mile Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, get great views at Washburn Point, and hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Valley View ©
Valley View
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 8th (Sat), walk around Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf, stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, and then hike along Rubicon Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Fallen Leaf Lake Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Tahoe Trout Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe ©
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail ©
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail
Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf ©
Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then make a trip to Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from South Lake Tahoe to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Arches National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Shafer Canyon Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Mesa Verde National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Step House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally make a trip to Park Point.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, expect Mesa Verde National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 89°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Step House ©
Step House

1
night
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve and then explore and take pictures at Jemez Mountain Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jemez Springs trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Jemez Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Jemez Springs hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Granbury.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jemez Mountain Trail ©
Jemez Mountain Trail
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

2
nights
Granbury

Granbury ©
Granbury is a city and county seat of Hood County, Texas, United States. On the 16th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Revolver Brewery, then admire the striking features of The New Granbury Live, then examine the collection at Hood County Jail and Historical Museum, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Lake Granbury Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Granbury Hike & Bike Trail, make a trip to Granbury Town Square, and then learn about winemaking at Bluff Dale Vineyards.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granbury day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jemez Springs to Granbury. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jemez Springs in June, with highs in Granbury at 92°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Granbury

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bluff Dale Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Lake Granbury Marina ©
Lake Granbury Marina
Granbury Town Square ©
Granbury Town Square
Revolver Brewery ©
Revolver Brewery

Similar Plans

22 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Walla Walla & Yosemite National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans